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    Polls Show John Bel Edwards Is Louisiana’s Most Vulnerable Gubernatorial Candidate

Polls Show John Bel Edwards Is Louisiana’s Most Vulnerable Gubernatorial Candidate

Last week several candidates for statewide office opened their cheeks wide and got their statewide campaign temperatures taken, bringing signs of health for some but worrying signs of sickness for

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    SADOW: Don’t Let Louisiana’s Fiscal Crisis Go To Waste

SADOW: Don’t Let Louisiana’s Fiscal Crisis Go To Waste

All right, so relative to predicted recurring revenues and forecast costs for fiscal year 2016 Louisiana now has a $1.6 billion gap that could require hundreds of millions of dollars

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    SADOW: Louisiana Should At Long Last Begin Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients

SADOW: Louisiana Should At Long Last Begin Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients

Despite meeting the derision of some in the past, trends across the country point to the desirability of Louisiana’s joining other states in requiring drug testing for cause of welfare

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    SADOW: It’s Clear The State’s Performance Standards For Raises Aren’t High Enough

SADOW: It’s Clear The State’s Performance Standards For Raises Aren’t High Enough

State Rep. John Schroder rightly expresses skepticism about the continuing amazingly high performance level of state employees even after a change in evaluation procedures from the prior system that showed

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    SADOW: It’s Going To Be Tough To Clear The State’s Infrastructure Backlog

SADOW: It’s Going To Be Tough To Clear The State’s Infrastructure Backlog

Like everybody else, putative Louisiana gubernatorial candidates struggled with offering solutions to the state’s tremendous roads and bridges backlog of $12.3 billion, if their discussion of this topic at a

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    SADOW: The Election To Succeed Walter Lee Could Be A Common Core Referendum

SADOW: The Election To Succeed Walter Lee Could Be A Common Core Referendum

The new 2015 in northwest Louisiana brought some interesting changes that may signal where state policy could be headed in this election year. After 26th District Judge Jeff Thompson got

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SADOW: Cowardice And Myopia Are Why Louisiana Has A College Funding Crunch

  SADOW: Cowardice And Myopia Are Why Louisiana Has A College Funding Crunch

Unfortunately, crisis budgeting is not synonymous with making the delivery of Louisiana higher education efficient or even effective, although it

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SADOW: Vitter’s Win Should Pave The Way For No-Limit Political Giving

  SADOW: Vitter’s Win Should Pave The Way For No-Limit Political Giving

That Sen. David Vitter beat the system constricting the use of campaign donations gives a clear signal that Louisiana needs

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SADOW: Why Would Anybody Listen To The Leftists At Loyola?

  SADOW: Why Would Anybody Listen To The Leftists At Loyola?

Social Justice U. strikes again with a pushing of a political ideology that carries the university further away from the

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SADOW: Either Commit To Testing, Or Watch The Schools Get Worse

  SADOW: Either Commit To Testing, Or Watch The Schools Get Worse

Louisiana’s education policy-makers need to resist any changes at the federal level that may prompt foes of reforms in this

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SADOW: No Actual Reform Has Happened In Louisiana’s Civil Service

  SADOW: No Actual Reform Has Happened In Louisiana’s Civil Service

That the more Louisiana’s system of evaluating the majority of its employees has changed when it really remained the same

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SADOW: Could Be The Unproductive Louisiana Tax Credits Get The Axe This Year

  SADOW: Could Be The Unproductive Louisiana Tax Credits Get The Axe This Year

As the good news/bad news trajectory of oil prices overall negatively impacts Louisiana’s bottom line, political cover to rid the

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SADOW: The Left Can’t Let Go Of The Steve Scalise Story

  SADOW: The Left Can’t Let Go Of The Steve Scalise Story

Recently, in the context of Rep. Steve Scalise inadvertently speaking about taxes over a dozen years ago unbeknownst to him

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SADOW: Harrison’s Call For A Special Session Might Be A Good Idea, But…

  SADOW: Harrison’s Call For A Special Session Might Be A Good Idea, But…

Right idea, wrong time; a day late, a dollar short; pick your pithy aphorism but regardless they accurately describe the

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SADOW: Give The Citizenship Test To Louisiana’s High Schoolers

  SADOW: Give The Citizenship Test To Louisiana’s High Schoolers

As the amount of rhetoric increases concerning policy responsiveness by government, Louisiana would do well to embrace a growing sentiment

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SADOW: Scalise And The “Proactive Apology”

  SADOW: Scalise And The “Proactive Apology”

In the aftermath of the guilt-by-association show trial that some persist in waging against Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, an interesting

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SADOW: Kleckley For Treasurer And Kennedy For Attorney General?

  SADOW: Kleckley For Treasurer And Kennedy For Attorney General?

The odd musical chairs that comes about every four years in Louisiana, only accelerated by the introduction of legislative term

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SADOW: If You Want To Eliminate Those Tax Breaks, Consider Relief On Tax Rates

  SADOW: If You Want To Eliminate Those Tax Breaks, Consider Relief On Tax Rates

It’s never not the time to discuss state tax rate relief in Louisiana. In fact, it may provide the way

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SADOW: The Lunatic Left Is Loose In Louisiana

  SADOW: The Lunatic Left Is Loose In Louisiana

The manufacturing of outrage against Rep. Steve Scalise tells us far more about the fortunes, strategy, and tactics of Democrats

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